I really like these pants. They're truly thee bomb! They're high waisted perfection. Love all of the excess holes and fringe. May need to cut a few stray strings but ultimately nice trendy pants that may become a classic. I'm 5'6 and wear an 8-10 in woman's clothes (36-29-43) and ordered a large. Waist has some room but not too bad. Will need to wear heels. I like my pants fitted. I don't like the stuffed/suffocated look. I'd go up in size before down. Hope that helps to inform your choice in size.
Now I want the denim.